Shaheen Afridi, Abid Ali & Hasan Ali Achieve Career-Best Test Rankings

Shaheen Afridi, Abid Ali & Hasan Ali Achieve Career-Best Test Rankings
Shaheen Afridi, Abid Ali & Hasan Ali Achieve Career-Best Test Rankings
Shaheen Afridi, Abid Ali & Hasan Ali Achieve Career-Best Test Rankings

Pakistani players advanced significantly in the ICC Test player rankings following a convincing victory over Bangladesh in the first Test. After superb performances in the match, Pakistan’s ace left-arm pacer, Shaheen Afridi, seamer Hasan Ali, and opener Abid Ali all saw significant improvements and achieved career-best rankings.

In the first innings, Hasan Ali shook the Bangladeshi batting unit and took his fifth five-wicket haul of the season. Hasan’s outstanding return to Test cricket has seen him steadily climb the bowler rankings, and the 27-year-old is now ranked 11th in the world.

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In Bangladesh’s second innings, Shaheen took a magnificent five-wicket haul, assisting Pakistan in restricting the opponents to a low total. His outstanding performance propelled him up three places in the rankings, and the lanky left-arm pacer is now ranked fifth in the world.

Abid Ali also performed admirably in the Test match, scoring a century in the first innings and an exquisite half-century in the second. The opener also achieved a career-high ranking, and he is now the world’s 20th best Test batter.

Meanwhile, Pakistan’s captain, Babar Azam, struggled to trouble the scorers in the first Test and has fallen to eighth place. Mohammad Rizwan, the wicket-keeper batter, and Azhar Ali, the middle-order batter, both dropped a few spots and are now ranked 21 and 22, respectively.

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